|This is what Stan and Tim say about the beautiful ruins of West Loups.
"The West Loups farmhouse site has had occupation that extends from an early circular enclosure containing an early medieval longhouse and partly enclosing the still-visible remains of a farmhouse dating from the 16th century. In one sense the farm seems shut-in by the valley, with a northern outcrop of sandstone forming a distinct ridge, but the view east is of a wide , gently-sloping valley broken at the east end by the Ravock Ridge. The motifs mark the margins of this area, with three in a special context, two at springs and one in an old enclosure".
Prehistoric Rock Art of County Durham, Swaledale and Wensleydale.
Stan Beckensall and Tim Laurie
County Durham Books
Posted by fitzcoraldo
26th August 2002ce